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  • 4 May 2014

    Win a Merino Kids Cocooi Swaddle

    Merino Kids™ is an award-winning, baby and infant sleepwear and clothing company from New Zealand. Their 100% natural products are market leaders that have been helping families sleep better in the UK and around the world. We have two of the Cocooi Swaddle to give away - the first breathable, natural, hip-healthy baby wrap. […] more

  • 26 Mar 2014

    Healing the perineum after birth

    The perineum is the delicate piece of skin found, on a woman (though men have a perineum as well), between the vagina and anus. It is an important part of a woman’s anatomy because it connects with the pelvic floor muscles – two broad flat muscles that create a hammock-like support to the pelvic organs. It is also an area that women often become painfully aware of after giving birth, with an estimated 85% experiencing some degree of perineal tear. […] more

  • 20 Feb 2014

    Baby on a budget

    Before we had our first child I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if we could go without buying anything new. What we hadn’t anticipated is how keen grandparents would be to lavish our son with everything he could need and much else besides. Though we were deeply grateful for their generosity it did mean our nothing new idea went out the window somewhat! But I was curious even before we had children by the notion babies ‘needed’ so much stuff. SO much stuff! Buggies and baby monitors and special baths and bedding and beds. The list goes on and on. […] more

  • 14 Jan 2014


    Born in Water supplies heated pools across the UK to families preparing for home births and pregnant women suffering with SPD, back pain or just requiring some much needed relaxation. The immersion in warm water soothes aches and pains and provides a tranquil 'nest' for any pregnant woman. Each package includes everything required to run the pool for your selected hire period. They are really straight forward to assemble and inexpensive to run. There are a selection of packages available for various budgets and requirements, just visit the website for more information, you can also see what previous customers have to say. […] more

  • 5 Dec 2013

    5 of the best: Barefoot Shoes for Children

    Barefoot babies and children are at a distinct developmental advantage over their harder-sole wearing peers. From foot development to overall posture and spine development, the benefits of going barefoot are important and have long term implications. However, going completely barefoot isn’t always possible or even desirable. Delicate little toes padding through the ice and snow is not a welcome thought for most parents. So, for most the solution lies in barefoot shoes. But which are best, which are right for you and what can the many brand available offer? Choosing can be tricky, so we’ve put together a list of our top 5 to make it that little bit easier. […] more

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